Sixth Form vs College

In the UK there are three types of institutions that provide further education. These are School Sixth Forms, Sixth Form Colleges and Further Education Colleges.  If you've finished your GCSEs and you want to move into further education, the good news is there are plenty of options available to...

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AS Levels: what are they and how do they work?

AS Levels were last overhauled by the government in 2015 and have been decreasing in popularity with students and schools ever since, so is it still worth taking AS Level exams, and how are they different to A Level qualifications? What is an AS Level?

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What is Online Learning?

Everybody seems to be talking about online learning, but what does it actually mean? And are there any good things about studying online? Find out in our latest blog post. 

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Your 2021 Student Experience Guide

Going to university comes with such a mix of emotions: from the sadness of leaving your home town, to the excitement of starting a new chapter. It may also come with a new layer of worry this year, as you start your university journey during the Covid-19 pandemic. To help reassure you in the run-up...

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5 Tips for Getting the Most out of a Virtual Open Day

Many prospective students are well versed on the ins and outs of ‘traditional’ university open days: what to expect, whether to bring parents, things to ask. But, how can you make the most of a virtual open day? Although Covid-19 restrictions are starting to ease in the UK, chances are most...

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Move in Day | Helping Your Son or Daughter Settle in at University

Moving into university halls, when your son or daughter truly flies the nest – possibly for the first time – must rank among the most stressful life events for parents. But it doesn’t have to be, if you approach things in the right way. Moving in day is emotionally tough, but if you remain...

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How Home Exams are different to Regular Exams

With exam season around the corner, this year is undeniably unlike any other. Revision sessions in the library are no more and bedrooms are both the new workspace and exam hall. But how exactly is this new way of examination different and what can you expect? Here’s 5 things to help you understand,...

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How to Study at Home (And Not Get Distracted)

The road to successfully studying from home is paved with good intentions. It’s all too easy to get distracted, start playing on your Xbox, or scrolling through your social media feed, your assignment or revision forgotten. So, how can you stay focused and really smash out those home study...

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What are the Benefits to Studying Online?

Once again, we’ve swapped classrooms and lecture halls for desks in bedrooms and kitchen tables – it's back to online studying from home. But while we all miss meeting up with friends and family as the Covid-19 pandemic continues, there are some major benefits to online study, plus some golden...

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